1930 St. Louis Cardinals
National League Champions
LeagueNational League
BallparkSportsman's Park
CitySt. Louis, Missouri
Record92–62 (.597)
League place1st
OwnersSam Breadon
General managersBranch Rickey
ManagersGabby Street
RadioKMOX
(France Laux)
KWK
(Thomas Patrick)
WIL
(Eddie Benson)
← 1929 Seasons 1931 →

The 1930 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 49th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 39th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 92–62 during the season and finished first in the National League. In the World Series, they lost to the Philadelphia Athletics in six games.

Regular season

In the 1930 season, every Cardinals player with over 300 at bats had a batting average over .300, the only time in history this has happened.[1]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 92 62 0.597 53–24 39–38
Chicago Cubs 90 64 0.584 2 51–26 39–38
New York Giants 87 67 0.565 5 46–31 41–36
Brooklyn Robins 86 68 0.558 6 49–28 37–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 74 0.519 12 42–35 38–39
Boston Braves 70 84 0.455 22 39–38 31–46
Cincinnati Reds 59 95 0.383 33 37–40 22–55
Philadelphia Phillies 52 102 0.338 40 35–42 17–60

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13 5–17 13–9 11–11 14–8 10–12 8–14
Brooklyn 13–9 8–14 13–9 13–9 15–7 13–9 11–11
Chicago 17–5 14–8 11–11 10–12 16–6–2 11–11 11–11
Cincinnati 9–13 9–13 11–11 7–15 12–10 8–14 3–19
New York 11–11 9–13 12–10 15–7 16–6 14–8 10–12
Philadelphia 8–14 7–15 6–16–2 10–12 6–16 9–13 6–16
Pittsburgh 12–10 9–13 11–11 14–8 8–14 13–9 13–9
St. Louis 14–8 11–11 11–11 19–3 12–10 16–6 9–13


Roster

1930 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Jimmie Wilson 107 362 115 .318 1 58
1B Jim Bottomley 131 487 148 .304 15 97
2B Frankie Frisch 133 540 187 .346 10 114
SS Charlie Gelbert 139 513 156 .304 3 72
3B Sparky Adams 137 570 179 .314 0 55
OF Chick Hafey 120 446 150 .336 26 107
OF Taylor Douthit 154 664 201 .303 7 93
OF George Watkins 119 391 146 .373 17 87

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Showboat Fisher 92 254 95 .374 8 61
Gus Mancuso 76 227 83 .366 7 59
Andy High 72 215 60 .279 2 29
Ernie Orsatti 48 131 42 .321 1 15
Ray Blades 45 101 40 .396 4 25
Homer Peel 26 73 12 .164 0 10
Doc Farrell 23 61 13 .213 0 6
George Puccinelli 11 16 9 .563 3 8
Earl Smith 8 10 0 .000 0 0
Pepper Martin 6 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bill Hallahan 35 237.1 15 9 4.66 177
Syl Johnson 32 187.2 12 10 4.65 92
Jesse Haines 29 182.0 13 8 4.30 68
Burleigh Grimes 22 152.1 13 6 3.01 58
Flint Rhem 26 139.2 12 8 4.45 47

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Fred Frankhouse 8 19.2 2 3 7.32 4
Carmen Hill 4 14.2 0 1 7.36 8
Tony Kaufmann 2 10.1 0 1 7.84 2
Dizzy Dean 1 9.0 1 0 1.00 5
Clarence Mitchell 1 3.0 1 0 6.00 1

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Hi Bell 39 4 3 8 3.90 42
Jim Lindsey 39 7 5 6 4.43 50
Al Grabowski 33 6 4 3 4.79 43
Hal Haid 20 3 2 2 4.09 13
Bill Sherdel 13 3 2 0 4.64 29

1930 World Series

Main article: 1930 World Series

AL Philadelphia Athletics (4) vs. NL St. Louis Cardinals (2)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Cardinals – 2, Athletics – 5 October 1 Shibe Park 32,295
2 Cardinals – 1, Athletics – 6 October 2 Shibe Park 32,295
3 Athletics – 0, Cardinals – 5 October 4 Sportsman's Park 36,944
4 Athletics – 1, Cardinals – 3 October 5 Sportsman's Park 39,946
5 Athletics – 2, Cardinals – 0 October 6 Sportsman's Park 38,844
6 Cardinals – 1, Athletics – 7 October 8 Shibe Park 32,295

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Rochester Red Wings International League Billy Southworth
A Houston Buffaloes Texas League Joe Schultz, Sr.
A St. Joseph Saints Western League Gene Bailey, Joe Sugden and Everitt Booe
B Danville Veterans Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Frank Murphy
C Scottdale Scotties Middle Atlantic League Eddie Dyer
C Greensboro Patriots Piedmont League Everitt Booe, Hobe Brummitt and Clay Hopper
D Waynesboro Red Birds Blue Ridge League Bob Rice

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Rochester[2]

References

  1. ^ "The Ballplayers – Sparky Adams". baseballbiography.com. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007